Anxiety and pressure from the warm ups in training

I think this really depends on the instructor.  If your academy does the traditional running warm up then you are out of luck. You will just have to practice those movements until they feel more natural.  Definitely get your rolls (forward and backwards) and shrimping down since they are super important.  I actually hate doing warm ups like this. I mean they are great for getting students warmed up and especially for beginners.  And I know I might trigger a

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Drilling technique to warm up

the best way to warm up

There is a big debate among instructors and students alike as to what is the best way to warm up.  Even at the academy that I teach at there is no consensus.  I’m not going to hit all the points in this post but only to state my opinion. The best way to warm up is to start slowly with drills to move the body and then slowly ramp up from there to positional sparring. Little by little increasing the

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